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Holy Cross is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Founded in 1843, it adopted coeducation in 1972. Its 174-acre campus is located in a residential area of Worcester, 45 miles west of Boston.

Website: www.holycross.edu/

Private
Co-ed
3,128
Undergraduate
Students
(52.4%) 1,638 Women
(47.6%) 1,490 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
38% of 7,054 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
640-710 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
671 average
640-710 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$71,710
Tuition and Fees
$54,740
Room and Board
$15,070
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$40,528
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$25,260
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
290
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 53% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Worcester Population
182,669
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
90% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Crusader
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.5% Asian
4.4% Black/African-American
10.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
74.0% White
3.6% Unknown
International Students
3.1% from 24 countries
First-Year Students Returning
95.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
87.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
66%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
14.0%
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